AUCKENGILL hall committee’s Guy Fawkes party went with a bang...and a whiz and plenty of sparkle, at the weekend. The ancient fire festival was well “remembered” by members and friends, young and old, who retired to the hall after giving the guys, put together by local youngsters, a hot send-off.
Thurso Gala 2011 - Click the link above for all the photos..
Caithness County Show 2011 - Photos..
The Highland Council's Housing and Social Work Committee has agreed in principle to build a new five-bed children's residential home in Wick at an estimated cost of £1.2 million. Investigations are under way to identify a suitable site for the home, close to school and amenites, and secure the necessary permissions, subject to further decisions by the Council over funding.
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Caithness County Show 2010 - Photos..
Pulteneytown Peoples Project has secured Leader Funding to set up a new project called TARGET which has the objective of running a course targeting young adults who are currently seeking employment. Courses will also target young adults who are ready to leave school and need experience and information as to what they want to do in the future.
Pulteneytown People’s Project has recently launched its new website, www.pulteneytownpeoplesproject.com. PPP Chairperson, Grant Ramsay explained, "PPP Directors and staff hosted a series of open days and presentations over the last year and it came to light that there were still areas of the community who were unaware of the services offered by PPP, or that these services extend to areas outside Wick.
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Lots of action and very good prize money attracts a good number of heavyweight athletes each year. Dancing is major feature each year and the standard of entries is very high.
Caithness County show 2009 - Photos.
Run by Colin Stewart. Tel 01955 606950.
See photos from the 2009 Caithness model show 2009 in the photo gallery..
The Young Kirk. Children should be seen and heard according to the Kirk's specialist in children's ministry the Rev Linda Pollock.
A PRESBYTERY in the Highlands is calling on new ministers because retirements are beginning to take their toll on the number of existing preachers. Three Church of Scotland ministers have retired from their churches in Caithness in the last 18 months.
The Blindness Will Pass in Time. Of the nearly 700,000 Scots who volunteered or were conscripted into the Armed Forces during the First World War, 150,000 did not return.
Councillor Bill Fernie, Chairman of The Council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee, Drew Miller Vice-chairman and Hugh Fraser, Director of Education, Culture and Sport welcomed 109 probationer teachers, who will be working in Highland schools in the new session, at their induction day in Inverness on Friday 15 August. The new teachers will be started work in schools across the Highlands on Monday (18 August).